Not a lot of people are getting an early taste of Android N these days – that privilege is reserved for those who signed up for the Android N Developer Preview program. These guys and gals are testing the heck out of Android N before it launches officially as Android 7.0 Nougat, checking it for bugs, non-working features, and other such stuff. Today, Developer Preview 5 was released, and it’s the last one we’ll have before Android Nougat finally hits the public.
According to Google, Developer Preview 5 is pretty close to what we could expect for what Android Nougat might look like. As far as we know, there are no new and major user features added to the preview. What DP5 has is the latest version of the Android Nougat emulator so developers can test out their apps for Nougat compatibility.
Of course, DP5 also includes the latest system behaviors and the latest bug fixes across the system, including fixes to Nougat’s pre-installed apps. There might be minor tweaks to the UI, but nothing that should surprise us.
DP5 is now available for Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 and Pixel C devices, and you can take them either in OTA update form or system images. If you’re enrolled in the Android Beta program, your device should the Developer Preview 5 update automatically. If not, you can always download the system image for your device and flash this update manually.